Get outside this weekend and support your friendly neighborhood local crafters, artists and artisans at one of these outdoor arts and crafts happenings:
July 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Handmade Market, Freight Street Gallery, 170 Freight St., Waterbury.
July 6-8: 2012 New London Plein Air Competition & Art Sale, The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank St., New London.
July 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: 26th Annual New England Arts & Crafts Festival, Milford Green, Broad St., Milford.
July 7-8: Hygienic Art's Outdoor Fine Crafts & Arts Festival, 78 Bank St., New London.
July 7: Bridgeport Arts Fest, McLevy Green, 999 Broad St., Bridgeport.